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Families sue Ohio University over studentsa health care | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 31 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 5, 2011, titled Families sue Ohio University over studentsa health care | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The families of an Ohio University student who died last year from meningitis and a former student who lost an arm to a flesh-eating infection have filed separate lawsuits against the university, saying its health center was negligent and provided poor care.

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Just Listening

United States

#1 Mar 5, 2011
At Ohio University you need to take a shower before a date and after a date I graduated from there in 1979 and it was a cess pool then and still is.
Just Fat

Howard, OH

#2 Mar 5, 2011
When I was there 94-98 if it couldn't be cured with amoxicillin it couldn't be cured, because that was all that Hudson would give.
9 Dollar Beer

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Mar 5, 2011
Twenty years later, the diagnosis for everything is still the same.

As an alumnus, I find the behavior and acumen of this institution to be shameful and embarrassing.
From the stands

Naperville, IL

#4 Mar 5, 2011
9 Dollar Beer wrote:
Twenty years later, the diagnosis for everything is still the same.
As an alumnus, I find the behavior and acumen of this institution to be shameful and embarrassing.
DITTO -- as an alum it's embarrassing and amazing how the poor student care at Hudson continues ... I was there way back when the med school opened. They even have a ready supply of newly trained docs and still can't do anything other than say "it's the flu."

My kids wouldn't even do the tour at OU and went elsewhere. I have many fond memories of life in Athens, but most of my kids' friends who enrolled at OU over the past 3 years have all transferred, largely because of quality of student life issues.
blockbuster

Lancaster, OH

#5 Mar 5, 2011
I tried looking up Andrea Robinson's attorneys on the Ohio Court of Claims website but couldn't find it...

Can anyone else figure out who her attorneys are ???

http://www.cco.state.oh.us/scripts/ccoc.wsc/w...
blockbuster

Lancaster, OH

#6 Mar 5, 2011
From the stands wrote:
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DITTO -- as an alum it's embarrassing and amazing how the poor student care at Hudson continues ... I was there way back when the med school opened. They even have a ready supply of newly trained docs and still can't do anything other than say "it's the flu."
My kids wouldn't even do the tour at OU and went elsewhere. I have many fond memories of life in Athens, but most of my kids' friends who enrolled at OU over the past 3 years have all transferred, largely because of quality of student life issues.
This is typical for most student health centers. You could be on your death bed and they'll glaze over and ask if you want a doctors note for class.

* Always refuse the stand-in medical student during MD consults. Don't even let them stand in the same treating room to observe the MD. There's a loophole that disqualifies and/or limits claims / lawsuits IF a medical student was present during consultations.

* If you have a serious problem and they just roll their eyes and give you doctor's notes, go to the emergency room on your own.

OHIO IS A BASTION OF POOR MEDICAL CARE. Think about it. With the exception of Cleveland Clinic, OSU, and a few other major medical centers.... The best doctors from the best medical schools don't flock to Ohio to practice medicine.

And don't hesitate to shop for attorneys when something goes wrong. I was one of those "Trained conservatives" that thought only losers brought in attorneys when their medical care went wrong. But then I found myself in life threatening / life ruining situation special thanks to my Ohio MD's and now all I have is an expired statute.

We have a 1-2 yr statute on lawsuits because it takes 2-5 years to figure out you were royally screwed. Get an attorney first. Ask questions later.
For the record

Nelsonville, OH

#7 Mar 5, 2011
I have achieved 2 different Degrees at OU and still live in the surrounding area. Somehow I have managed to survive and so has my husband.
I don't believe Athens is a cess pool, at least not anymore so than any other city with a state college within it.
You can get sick anywhere in the world.
I do not wish to make light of Robinsons death nor the loss of Millsop's arm and shoulder.
Both incidences are terrible tragedies.
However, I refuse to comment on the way either situation was handled because I am not privelidged with having the full reports of both situations.
If nothing else, even if you're annoyed with my comment, that is fine, but think before you speak or post.
To call your alma mater a cess pool, speaks not only about your alma mater, but it speaks about you too.
Court Street Drunkard

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 5, 2011
I earned my degree in the mid-80's and it doesn't look like anything has changed a bit. Hudson was only good for a dose of antibiotics. Broken arm? You got antibiotics.

It's even my surprising considering OU has a school of osteopathic medicine.
Fubar

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 5, 2011
Just Listening wrote:
At Ohio University you need to take a shower before a date and after a date I graduated from there in 1979 and it was a cess pool then and still is.
What about showering with your date?
Go Figure

United States

#10 Mar 5, 2011
I went to OU and never experienced Hudson Health Center, but I did go to O'Blenniss once. after going there for stitches I told everyone I knew that if anything happens to me to drive me to Lancaster for treatment. I'm not sure if these cases were the result of poor care, or if it was patient not talking about what was wrong. Sometimes prior history needs to be taken into account and I know then i couldn't tell you everything that would be pertinent to a case. sometimes things will happen no matter how much information and treatment happens. I remembr that my grandfather's biggest regret was not being able save his niece because of appendicitis in 1930
Linda

Galloway, OH

#11 Mar 5, 2011
Most health centers do provide poor healthcare fools. This is the "new normal" which was set up in the Obama healthcare plan. It is the wave of the future. Enjoy
Carl

Portsmouth, OH

#12 Mar 5, 2011
Linda wrote:
Most health centers do provide poor healthcare fools. This is the "new normal" which was set up in the Obama healthcare plan. It is the wave of the future. Enjoy
I hate to agree with you but you are correct look at UK and other single payer systems they DO NOT work.
Regina

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 5, 2011
It's not a safe campus any more. After many of the custodians were fired, the OU campus became dirty and unkempt. And the university overlooks and tries to keep secret threats to its own faculty, ignoring the fact that safety affects everyone -- certainly students. Sad.
MattyOH

Wheelersburg, OH

#14 Mar 5, 2011
Lousy university, lousy health care. They have had string of meningitis cases there over the past few years, and it is truly astonishing the staff at Hudson wouldn't be trained to spot these cases. Simply outrageous. Why anyone would send their kid there is beyond me. I wouldn't even let my kids visit there, let alone attend. My heart goes out to the kids and their families.
MattyOH

Wheelersburg, OH

#15 Mar 5, 2011
Obama's plan hasn't even kicked in yet, genius. OU has these problems for years before Obama even thought about running for President. I'm not an Obama fan, but you should get your facts straight.
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to agree with you but you are correct look at UK and other single payer systems they DO NOT work.
Carl

Portsmouth, OH

#16 Mar 5, 2011
MattyOH wrote:
Obama's plan hasn't even kicked in yet, genius. OU has these problems for years before Obama even thought about running for President. I'm not an Obama fan, but you should get your facts straight.
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HEY BUD its where we WILL BE and where Obama is PUSHING us to! get a clue go google single payer health care in Europe! are you a MORON!

Since: Nov 09

Columbus, Ohio

#17 Mar 5, 2011
Hudson Health Center never had a good reputation and going there was always a scary ordeal. The facility is a former dormitory retrofitted into a health center that hadn't seen a new piece of medical equipment since it was retrofitted in what seems to have the 1960's. The seemingly annual case of meningitis is quite alarming as well. I graduated from OU in 2006 and am now finishing up my masters at Miami. OU could stand to learn a thing or two from Miami's Student Health Center.

Since: Aug 09

Lisle, IL

#18 Mar 5, 2011
MattyOH wrote:
Lousy university, lousy health care. They have had string of meningitis cases there over the past few years, and it is truly astonishing the staff at Hudson wouldn't be trained to spot these cases. Simply outrageous. Why anyone would send their kid there is beyond me. I wouldn't even let my kids visit there, let alone attend. My heart goes out to the kids and their families.
For never having matriculated there you certainly are opinionated about it. Perhaps your vitriol should be confined to subjects upon which you are knowledgeable.

I don't know what has happened but back in 1966 when I graduated the Hudson Health Center was available to accommodate minor problems and was never intended to replace a Hospital Emergency Room. That being said it is the "practice" of medicine isn't it.

Be aware that obamacare, if permitted by a rogue court, will reduce medical competence and capabilities to those of other "government" programs and will soon fail under it's own fiscal weight.
freeloader

Canal Winchester, OH

#19 Mar 5, 2011
Of course, OU is going to deny. That's what lawyers tell clients to do.
In fact, defense lawyers normally tell their clients to deny responsibilty for anything.
What isn't normal is that most emergency rooms are set up to take care of trauma. Most don't know squat about diseases and the fine points of medicine. Their training doesn't go there.

Since: Feb 11

Liverpool, UK

#20 Mar 5, 2011
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>HEY BUD its where we WILL BE and where Obama is PUSHING us to! get a clue go google single payer health care in Europe! are you a MORON!
Uh, yeah, already living here. No complaints. I was having to fork over $4000 a year (about 20% of my net) after undergrad for my insurance because none of my jobs offered health coverage.
Now I'm getting a PhD, and instead of having to pay $800 for my asthma and allergy meds, I pay about 8 quid. When I get sick, I go to student health, or if they're too busy, one of the other practices they're connect with. Or if I think its serious enough, a hospital. For free. And I'm not going to complain about free.
(And before you say "It's not free, it's all in your taxes!" I will have you know that my taxes here are LESS than I was paying back home. VAT is high, yes, but it hasn't stopped anyone from buying anything.)
All you people talking about how terrible European Health Care is either 1) Have never been here, or 2) only heard from a European who doesn't know what the American system is like. Some of my mates complain, and then I tell them what I've been through, what my family and friends have been through, and you know what every single one of them says? "Hey, maybe this isn't so bad."
When I got sick while on holiday in the Netherlands and needed to go to a hospital for heart medication, do you know what it cost me since I didn't have coverage there? 60 Euro. I couldn't even see my own doctor back home with Medical Mutual for that little!
No one in Europe ever died because they couldn't pay. No one in Europe ever had to declare bankruptcy trying to pay their medical bills. How many new college grads died of swine flu in the US because they didn't have health care and were too afraid to go to the hospital until it was too late?
Now, I'm not saying what happened at OU is acceptable in any way. I'm just saying that before you go bashing a system that works for EVERY OTHER industrialized nation in the world (the majority of whom have a higher life expectancy) you should try living it first.

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